This smallish pear tree has a bearing and leaves that closely resemble those of the weeping willow. Wispy leaves and sometimes weeping branches make willow-leaf pear a great ornamental tree in the garden. Willow-leaf pear key facts Name – Pyrus salicifolia Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 16 to 32 feet (5 to 10 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary […]
A short-lived species in the Pear family, Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana) bears particularly abundant blooms in early Spring. Bradford pear key facts Name – Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 m) Exposure – full and part sun Soil – no special requirements Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March to […]
Russian olive, or Elaeagnus angustifolia, is native to Europe. On other continents, it is reported as an invasive species since it crowds native vegetation out. Here are a few maps that show the distribution of Russian olive
It might come as a surprise, but what is most fatal to olive trees in winter isn’t the cold – it’s moisture. If the cold sets in gradually and the air is dry, olive trees are hardy down to 10 to 17°F (-8 to -12°C) and have been known to survive temperatures as low as […]
Planting a shrub, rose tree or tree is an important phase in the life cycle of the plant you have just purchased. After having been grown in a container in a nursery or garden store, your plant will now
Hedges often mark property lines and are usually the first project for the garden. But setting a hedge up means choosing the type of shrub: flowered, mixed or evergreen. There are many options and not all shrubs are suited to growing in a hedge.
Tamarisk can be classified into three species: Tamarix aphylla, T. parviflora, and T. ramosissima. On some continents, it is reported as an invasive species since it crowds native vegetation out. Here are a few maps that show the distribution of Tamarix